Medical Ethics in The Operating Room

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Unformatted text preview: Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Medical Ethics In The Operating Room a Reminder Prof. Mamoun Kremli Consultant Pediatric Orthopedics College of Medicine, King Saud University Riyadh – Saudi Arabia Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Objectives • A reminder to us all • Why ethics ? • Examples of some existing problems. • Examples of some practical solutions. • Conclusions & Suggestions. Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Why Ethics ? Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Why Ethics ? • In medicine we deal with confidential issues (related directly to people’s lives, history, behavior, body, health & disease). • Patients put their trust in medical professionals & expect high ethical standards. Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Why Ethics ? • Health providing teams are expected to know & maintain a high level of ethical standard. • Most ethical issues are standard . • Some special ethical issues are related to: – religion, culture, …etc • Deficiencies in practical application of known ethical standards exist . Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Why Ethics ? • Ethical issues are always of concern to the public . • Any breach of ethical standards leaves harmful effects shaking the confidence in the system. ( media controls the public opinion) Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Current Situation Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Current Situation • Written ethical standards: – ? not widely applied in all hospitals. – ? not known and/or not fully applied to all personnel using the Operation Room. Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Role of Hospitals Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Role of Hospitals • Provide the best medical treatment as well as ethical standards. • Leading hospitals & institutes should: – Apply the highest ethical standards, – Teach them to the future generations of medical personnel. Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Some Ethical Issues In OR Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Some Ethical Issues in The OR I. Exposure of body. II. Dress. III. People gathering and traffic. IV. Noise. V. Comments and behavior. VI. Honesty. VII. Consent. Medical Ethics In The Operating Room I. Exposure of body Medical Ethics In The Operating Room Exposure of body • Parts of body should not be exposed to others ( governed by religion ) – men : from umbilicus to knees....
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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